Today marks 43 years since the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision when abortion on demand through all nine months of pregnancy became the law of the land nationwide.
I was lucky; my mom chose life for me. But, as I look around and go about life, I always wonder who we are we missing in our society. Who is not with us, out of the 58 million whose lives had a different ending than mine; those who were dismembered in the womb, rather than given the gift of life?
As I reflect on where we are now as a nation and where we need to go as a nation, I know that life is the most basic of all human rights. A basic right that is easy to take for granted for those of us alive right now.
We are making progress in protecting the most vulnerable and being a voice for the voiceless, but our work will not be finished until every life is protected, from the moment of fertilization to natural death.
There are ways you can become involved in the pro-life movement. Join your local Right to Life Chapter, work to educate others on the value of life, volunteer some time at a pregnancy center where alternatives to abortion are available, and speak to our representatives who have the ability to make lifesaving laws.
Take a moment today to remember the 58 million lives that have been lost to abortion. Whether you are marching in Washington, DC, participating in a local event, or simply taking a moment of silence, remember we have all been affected by the tragedy of abortion.
Until our most basic human right, the right to life, is fully respected in our society and fully protected under the law, we will not stop our efforts to educate Wisconsin about the reality of abortion, and to pass laws to protect unborn children.